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Hosta 'Cherry Tomato'

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Hosta 'Cherry Tomato' - Plantain Lily - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About 'Cherry Tomato'

  • Miniature-sized hosta with narrow leaves
  • Leaves are creamy-yellow with dark green margins
  • Purple flowers on red stems
  • Bloom Time: July to late August
  • Flower Height: 35 cm
  • Foliage Height: 12 cm
  • Leaf Size: 7.5 cm x 2.5 cm

Interesting Notes:

 A sport of Hosta 'Cherry Berry'.

'Cherry Tomato' Hosta will tolerate some sun. 

Zone:

3

Height:

8-12 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Genus Overview: Hosta

Common Name: Plantain Lily

Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Hosta grow best in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in partial to full shade. Early to mid-morning sun and dappled shade in the afternoon are ideal conditions for most hosta cultivars. Some are full sun tolerant, when consistent moisture is provided. Cleaning out dormant foliage in early winter will help reduce the insect population, such as slug larvae. 

'Cherry Tomato' Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Dwarf
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green (dark)
Variegated
Yellow

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge